Monthly Archives: October 2008

Citadel and souqs

Once I was better, we were able to get out and do a few of the touristy things that we didn’t fit in when we came two years ago. From the bottom, the citadel looks like a fairly small castle … Continue reading

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Dust storm

It’s hard to capture this weird weather system on camera, but hopefully you can get a sense of it. The “storm” arrived in the night and we woke up to a yellow world. It is just like fog, but instead … Continue reading

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Poorliness

The biggest challenge of our time in Syria was me being out of action for a week with stomach cramps and sickness. When having a liquid diet for over 24 hours did nothing to relieve the pain, we made a … Continue reading

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An update

This is just a little update to let you all know that we arrived safely in Syria. We're having a wonderful time staying with our friends and their little boy. They've just moved house, so we're trying to help out … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye

So, the end of our last week at INMA. There has been a lot to finish off and fit in. One of the things that I'd been building up to was running a 3 hour craft workshop. I'd made examples … Continue reading

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American University of Beirut

We'd been meaning to go here for a while, but didn't get round to it till our last week. The campus is full of life – and young, beautiful Lebanese students. It is very green and lushous and there is … Continue reading

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The wedding with no groom

Ben and I were invited to the wedding party of a niece of one of the guys we work with. Unfotunately we arrived a bit late, but we still had time to some a nargileh or two and Ben had … Continue reading

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